The Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation
is accepting applications for its Philanthropic Arts (“P/Arts”) Program.
In its inaugural year, the program seeks to promote the teaching power of the arts and invites applicants from Florida, New York, New England or the District of Columbia who have a good idea for how the arts and education can be combined to create a more immersive and engaging atmosphere for learners.
The program’s primary goals are to enhance or transform outdated school curricula; motivate and engage children, students and alternative learners; deepen professional development for teachers, professors and childcare workers; create linkages between school and home; encourage evidence-based art-based instruction; and help close the achievement gap.
Grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded in support of programs dedicated to strengthening and rebuilding visual and performing arts programs, as well as ideas that create or expand on existing art programs.
Programs or initiatives should be based on the use of the arts and arts education to teach core academics in a qualified education program within a public school, private school, university or public charitable organization.
The foundation is also interested in promoting programs and ideas where the arts are being used in early childhood education, in university and community colleges, and in the engagement of alternative learners. Proposed or existing programs must impact at least thirty children or students within the first six months of implementation and no fewer than sixty by the end of the first year.
Grant decisions for the program will be made on a monthly rolling basis until the final deadline of October 31, 2019.
Complete program guidelines and application instructions can be found at ctbfoundation.org/parts-program